Yamin Zakaria vs. Ali Sina
Part III Page 8
You called the Golden Rule "Ali Sina's
cult" and asked me to “prove the legitimacy of the Golden
The Golden Rule is as old as humanity. It is commonsense
Mr. Zakaria. What on earth is more self evident than “Do onto others as you would wish them do onto you”?
This is actually the common theme in almost all the religions. I
will quote this principle as stated by various religions based on
“Choose thou for thy neighbour that which thou choosest for
Epistle to the Son of the Wolf
"This is the sum of duty: Do naught unto others which would cause
you pain if done to you". Mahabharata, 5:1517
state that is not pleasing or delightful to me, how could I inflict that
Samyutta NIkaya v. 353
not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful."
all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to
them: for this is the law and the prophets."
Matthew 7:12, King James Version.
as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise."
Luke 6:31, King James Version.
don't do what you hate...", Gospel of Thomas 6.
not do to others what you do not want them to do to you"
asked, 'Is there one word that can serve as a principle of conduct for
life?' Confucius replied, 'It is the word 'xu' -- reciprocity. Do not
impose on others what you yourself do not desire.'" Doctrine of
the Mean 13.3
your best to treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself, and
you will find that this is the shortest way to benevolence."
for one who may do for you, that you may cause him thus to do."
The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant, 109 - 110 Translated by R.B. Parkinson.
The original dates to 1970 to 1640 BCE
and may be the earliest version ever written.
should not behave towards others in a way which is disagreeable to
is the sum of the Dharma [duty]: do naught unto others which would cause
you pain if done to you." Mahabharata 5:1517
Humanists acknowledge human interdependence, the need for mutual respect
and the kinship of all humanity."
do things you wouldn't want to have done to you, British Humanist
"In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard
all creatures as we regard our own self." Lord Mahavira, 24th
man should wander about treating all creatures as he himself would be
treated. "Sutrakritanga 1.11.33
shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.", Leviticus 19:18
is hateful to you, do not to your fellow man. This is the law: all the
rest is commentary."
Talmud, Shabbat 31a.
what you hate, do not do to any one." Tobit 4:15
things are our relatives; what we do to everything, we do to ourselves.
All is really One." Black Elk
"The law imprinted on the hearts of all men is to love the members
of society as themselves."
"The heart of the person before you is a mirror. See there your
create enmity with anyone as God is within everyone."
Guru Arjan Devji 259
your neighbor's gain as your own gain, and your neighbor's loss as your
"An it harm no one, do what thou wilt" (i.e. do what ever
you will, as long as it harms nobody, including yourself). One's will is
to be carefully thought out in advance of action. This is called the Wiccan
): "One going to take a pointed stick to pinch a baby bird should
first try it on himself to feel how it hurts."
nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is
not good for itself". Dadistan-i-dinik 94:5
is disagreeable to yourself do not do unto others."
Islam is the only religion
that does not adhere to the Golden Rule (and I am glad that you admit
that). The closest that Islam comes to
this principle is a hadith that says
of you [truly] believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for
13 of Imam "Al-Nawawi's Forty Hadiths."
This brotherhood however does not extend to everyone.
states that the believers should not take for friends and protectors (awlia) their fathers and brothers if they love Infidelity above Islam. In
fact there are many verses that tell the Muslims to kill the unbelievers
and be harsh with them. A clear example that Islam is not based on the
Golden Rule is the verse
It says: "Muhammad is the messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are
strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other.”
This is the perfect definition of fascism. There are
many other verses that show the brotherhood in Islam is not universal. The
rest of mankind have no rights and should not be treated in the same way
that Muslims are to be treated. The entire Quran is the breach of the
Golden Rule. Quran tells Muslims to slay the unbelievers wherever they
find them (2:191),
do not befriend them (3:28),
fight them and show them harshness (9:123),
and smite their heads (47:4).
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